**Photoshop Elements:** Photoshop Elements is the newest incarnation of Photoshop. It offers all the power of the original program, but with a more user-friendly interface for beginners.
Photoshop has a complete set of tools and features to perform a wide range of functions. Because this book focuses on image editing in Photoshop, a number of the topics that are covered in other chapters are not addressed here. However, the chapters that do cover Photoshop do provide a great foundation for learning about image editing.
You can use Photoshop Elements to design covers, posters, albums, photographs, logos, business cards, invitations and many other stuff in your projects.
You can also adjust images directly in Photoshop Elements by changing the colors and adjusting the brightness, contrast and color using the color square, Levels/Curves, Hue/Saturation or curves, Gradient and many other tools.
Although Photoshop Elements does not contain the professional version of Photoshop, the features that are available in it are more than enough for most of the designers. Also, many professional-level functions are included in Photoshop Elements.
Getting started with Photoshop Elements
You can download the software directly from Adobe website. Just follow the link below and click on the Download button on the right side of the page.
The first time you open the software, it will ask you to register. You need to sign in to your Adobe ID to use all the features of the software. If you don’t have an Adobe ID, you can create one here.
Once you are signed in, Photoshop Elements opens in a different type of interface than Photoshop. It looks like a modern web page and many of the buttons and menus are not displayed. You need to right click on the menu and select “Show Menu” to see the full menu. If you want to get the full interface, you can simply click the Photoshop Elements icon in the taskbar.
The interface looks quite simple but it is absolutely different from Photoshop. Although Photoshop has a similar user interface with all the options shown in the same way, Elements presents them differently. The interface is not friendly at all, so you need to learn the buttons and menus and become familiar with all the features to become efficient at using it.
You can search for and download apps to the software in the store like you do with Windows or macOS. You can change the interface completely to look like Windows or macOS by downloading Adobe apps on PC. You cannot do that with Photoshop Elements.
You can change the settings using the options or by right clicking on any of the menus and choosing “Properties”.
You can access the options using the “Panel Options” on the menu bar, “Update” menu or the option is also available on the right side of the screen where you can access most of the functions available in the software.
You should open the settings after the installation and registration, if you have the trial version
In May 2011, the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced an agreement to end the city’s 29-year-old utility privatization regime, which had charged customers $2.8 billion to the overall ratepayer fund since the start of the implementation of the power privatization program in the 1990s.
In April 2009, the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced an agreement to end the city’s 29-year-old utility privatization regime. The privatization, which had been widely considered to have been a failure, charged customers $1 billion per year to the overall ratepayer fund since the start of the implementation of the power privatization program in the 1990s.
The agreement was reached after an impasse during the summer of 2007 when the Utility Reform Network (TURN) opposed a series of privatization measures, while the Los Angeles City Council voted down all proposals it viewed as too risky. To the tune of $1 billion annually, the private entity, Sempra Energy Solutions, was to take over operations of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power starting in July 2010.
A number of issues and problems had been raised about the privatization since its implementation in the 1990s, among them, the overcharging of ratepayers, the questionable value of the private sector’s investment in the utility, conflicts of interest that arose between the private sector and government, and the distinct lack of transparency and accountability in the privatization process.
The privatization proposal provided for Sempra to pay investors a $1.1 billion “take-out fee” to cover the city’s losses, including the city’s investment and depreciation in the utility. Critics of the privatization contend that the agreement did not go far enough in properly compensating the city for its investment losses.
The agreement was approved in May 2011 by the Los Angeles City Council after a two-month negotiation period. In the wake of this agreement, the TURN stated: “We wish we had been able to work with the city on a revised privatization proposal. That would have produced a better agreement for ratepayers, while still allowing Sempra to come in for an attractive price.”
The privatization agreement was to be implemented in July 2010, but was put on hold when the national economic recession became evident, and then allowed to lapse. In April 2009, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his administration and the LADWP agreed to the resumption of privatization.
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The Broward County Elections Supervisor Says The County Has Long Been a Target Of Russian Hackers
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Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has been in charge of elections here since 2002, when George W. Bush won the White House.
Snipes didn’t plan to run for office — she had no political ambitions. But when the Broward supervisor decided to run as a Democrat in 2016, she says that Russians hacked her office and made it look like somebody else was running the elections — which is why, years later, her office is still so thoroughly re-imaged.
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Snipes says that she has a file with evidence showing that Russian hackers tried to penetrate her office and turn it into a mini-computer center for Russia, operating under the name Carbanak, named after a criminal ring in the TV show The Sopranos.
“They did break into our system,” Snipes says. “They were able to give access to [a] Russian type computer that allowed them to enter our system.”
Her office was looking after absentee ballots, but an employee suspected something was wrong with the printer that printed the ballots, and she alerted Snipes’ office.
“We stopped printing the ballots and just ran them by hand,” Snipes says.
Broward County, Fla., sent them off for counting. The campaign workers weren’t sure what was going on.
“We had no idea it was Russian,” says Snipes’ campaign manager, Karen Gorga. “We had no idea they’d actually been able to gain entry.”
Snipes says it was a sign that they were the real power behind the scene: “That’s how they got into our system. They have compromised their way into our system.”
Snipes says the intruder was successful. One night, she was made aware that another county had a much higher turnout than Broward.
“I went down there and looked at the data,” Snipes says. “There were more votes cast by absentee ballot in Broward County than in the whole state.”
Then, she says, someone called in and said that the absentee ballots in Broward had been removed from the machine that prints them.
“We found out
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